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The Rise and Fall of Little Voice – Derby Theatre

Writer: Jim Cartwright Director: Sarah Brigham Reviewer: Phil Lowe The Rise and Fall of Little Voice is another stellar production from Derby Theatre, brilliantly directed by artistic director Sarah Brigham. This comic drama, from the pen of playwright Jim Cartwright, has energy in abundance on the Derby Theatre stage. Sparks literally fly. The voice may be little but the spontaneous ...

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Two – Floral Pavilion, New Brighton

Writer: Jim Cartwright Reviewer: John Roberts Jim Cartwright’s Two has become a popular choice for theatre companies over the past two decades and its not hard to realise why. A play that only uses two actors means wage bills are lower than a typical production and with a minimal set needed for the 14 characters to play around means the ...

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Two – Southwark Playhouse, London

Writer: Jim Cartwright Director: Andrew Muir Reviewer: Harry Stern [rating:3] There is a structural problem with this celebrated play. The audience witnesses a collection of character vignettes paraded in front of the main protagonists. The characters pass without development. They are ciphers without any real commonality except for the fact that they are all visitors to a mediocre pub in ...

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The Rise and Fall of Little Voice – Arts Theatre, Cambridge

Writer: Jim Cartwright Director: Jim Cartwright Reviewer: Flip Miller [rating:3]   The entertainment starts even before the audience enter the auditorium. They are greeted by club owner Mr Boo, played by Duggie Brown. Brown does a sterling job of staying in character during these interactions. However he is forced to come out of character when asked by rather bemused theatre ...

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The Rise and Fall of Little Voice – Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Writer: Jim Cartwright Director: Jim Cartwright Reviewer: Selwyn Knight [rating:3] Following the death of her father, the painfully shy Little Voice (so shy, we never even hear her utter any other name for herself) withdraws into the world she shared with him, a world in which the great divas wear their hearts on their sleeves, singing out their emotions. She ...

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The Rise and Fall of Little Voice – Opera House, Manchester

Writer: Jim Cartwright Director: Jim Cartwright Reviewer: Malcolm Wallace [rating:3.5] Premiering in 1992 at the Royal National Theatre in a production that placed Jane Horrocks firmly on the road to stardom, Jim Cartwright’s The Rise and Fall of Little Voice is celebrating its 20th anniversary with the current extensive UK tour directed by the playwright himself. The story concerns LV, ...

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The Rise And Fall Of Little Voice – Marina Theatre, Lowestoft

Writer and Director: Jim Cartwright Reviewer: Glen Pearce [rating:3.5]   In an age when programmes such as X Factor give everyone a chance of instant fame, the route to musical stardom now seems in any dreamer’s wish. Judging by thenever-endingqueues of wannabees, it seems that most of the population wants their five minutes of fame. Jim Cartwright’s The Rise and ...

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The Rise and Fall of Little Voice – Theatre Royal, Brighton

Writer/Director: Jim Cartwright Reviewer: Jenni Dixon [rating: 4]   As the audience settles in to the auditorium, Mr Boo the night club owner is engaging in a bit of stand up, you’re handed a raffle ticket and encouraged to get involved. Mr Boo and his entourage take you into a world of northern humour in a working man’s club type ...

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